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Latest genetic and genomic news, media resources, and information of broad interest to students and educators.

Animals May Ease Social Anxiety in Kids with Autism

Description: NIH-funded study could have implications for treatment.

Cystic Fibrosis Drug Wins Approval of F.D.A. Advisory Panel

Description: The new treatment, Orkambi, might eventually help nearly half of patients with cystic fibrosis. If approved by the FDA, the drug would be the second in the world that works directly to counteract the genetic defect that causes the disease, rather than just treat the symptoms.

Genomics and Health

Description: Links to genomics and health impact news and publications, as well as to CDC updates and news

Google Wants to Store Your Genome

Description: For $25 a year, Google will keep a copy of any genome in the cloud.

GTEx Findings Reveal New Insights Into How DNA Differences Influence Gene Activity, Disease Susceptibility

Description: Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) project have created a new and much-anticipated data resource to help establish how differences in an individuals genomic make-up can affect gene activity and contribute to disease. The new resource will enable scientists to examine the underlying genomics of many different human tissues and cells at the same time, and promises to open new avenues to the study and understanding of human biology.

Infographic - What Are We Learning from Epigenetics?

Description: An emerging field that could transform how we look at disease causes and prevention

Internet of DNA

Description: A global network of millions of genomes could be the next great advance in medicine.

Know Your Family History - Improve Your Health

Description: A video demonstration on how to use your family health history to assess your risks and identify ways to stay healthy

Navigating GeneEd Web site

Description: A video overview of GeneEd, including its potential use in the classroom and teacher testimonials

Navigating Genetics Education Resources from the National Library of Medicine

Description: A training video on using online genetics education resources from the National Library of Medicine in the classroom

NHGRI Newsroom

Description: A listing of the National Human Genome Research Institute's latest genomic news

NIH Funds Robots to Assist People With Disabilities

Description: New research in robotics might help with stroke rehabilitation, guide wheelchairs, and assist children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Projects investigating co-robotics are the focus of new funding from the National Institutes of Health.

President Obama Speaks on the Precision Medicine Initiative

Description: President Barack Obama outlined a bold, new Precision Medicine Initiative. This Initiative draws on the remarkable advances in multiple areas, particularly genomics!

Researchers Detect Cancer Precursors in Blood DNA Before Disease Develops

Description: New and better genetic tests are finding gene changes that are implicated in disease, including many cancers.

Researchers Grasp Wider Role for Genetic Variation in Regulatory Elements of Genome

Description: New findings provide insights into the effects and roles of genetic variation and parental influence on gene activity in mice and humans, as well as the cause of complex traits and disease in both species.

Scientists Create Mice with a Major Genetic Cause of ALS and FTD

Description: NIH-funded study provides new platform for testing treatments for several neurodegenerative disorders.

Supercomputers Help Solve Puzzle-Like Bond for Biofuels

Description: Klaus Schulten and a team of researchers have discovered one of lifes strongest bonds with the help of supercomputers. The research discovery could boost efforts to develop catalysts for biofuel production from non-food waste plants.

Take the 'Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms' Mobile App With You

Description: Information on the release of the National Human Genome Research Institute's 'Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms' mobile app

Tweets of the Week

Description: Follow tweets written by Dr. Khoury, the director of the CDC's Office of Public Health Genomics

Understanding Plant Immune System Could Lead to Better Tomatoes, Roses, Rice

Description: A University of Missouri research teams discovery could lead to helping those home-grown tomatoes fight off certain bacteria better and has implications for pear trees, roses, soybeans and rice.